Message from the Principal

Greetings Drew Family, 

It was a pleasure to be able to provide our students with devices for our virtual school year as we aim to maintain equity among all. As the end of the school year draws near, it is time for us to start collecting the devices (and chargers) checked out to our students. 

Early drop-offs are welcome starting Monday, May 17th through Friday May 21st between 1pm and 3:30pm at both campuses. Reminders for device return will be sent via Remind, Infinite Campus and our weekly blog.  

  • Please also keep in mind that your student (grades 9-11) may have finals or projects starting May 21st through May 26th.
    • Tuesday May 25th will be a half-day for all students (virtual and hybrid).
    • May 26th is the last day of school and will be virtual for all students .

If you turn in your device early, please be sure your student has what they need to close out the school year.

  • Note: Senior students MUST return their device as soon as possible. 
    • Seniors can start returns of their devices on-site at Drew, May 18th between 2p – 6p
    • **If a device is not returned by May 28, 2021, a charge of $300 will be applied to the student’s account for a full device replacement.** 

— K.Myers

Time Updated 5/13/21

Week of May 10th, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To Angelica Hairston for being awarded this year’s Star Teacher!
  • To Alani Andrews for being recognized as Star Student and the Class of 2021 Valedictorian!
  • To Sydney Berenson for being recognized as the Class of 2021 Salutatorian!
  • To our 2021 Golf Team who will be competing for another State championship this upcoming week!
  • To Lucy Corkran for being the first Drew author to take her place in the media center!
    • Mrs. Ricks has cataloged her book “…because of that night in glascow” (its all in lowercase on purpose) and it will be available for her peers to check out soon. 
  • To Christa Augustine for securing the second spot in the media center with her book “The Monarch Trials” which will also be available for her peers to check out soon.
  • To the titles mentioned above and several other student authors who have books available on Amazon right now!
  • To Nadea Davis, Myah Crowell, Alexandria Sweeny, Brianna Griggs, Chanel Harris,Kayla Henderson-Simms & Mason Alleyne for turning every assignment in before or on time the entire semester!
  • To Nyla Rollins, Nevada Rollins, Noa Rollins, Zed Dechant, Lillian Berney, Tallulah Moody, and all students who came to help set up the BLM mural this past Saturday!
  • To the Senior Team: Mr. Morrison, Ms. Hood, Mr. White, Ms. Might, Ms. Tarfari, Mr. Wynn, and Ms. Hecht-their hard work with all of the Seniors, providing a final push for Seniors to the finish line has been phenomenal!

STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

Summer Opportunities!

Please find all available summer opportunities here!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 05/10 – 05/16

Monday

05/10

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday Schedule –

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Biology Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8AM -AP World History
  • MAP Testing
    • 9/10  Math 
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • 5:30 – College Decision Day [Virtual: Link Here]

Tuesday

05/11

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    •  8 AM -Spanish 
  • MAP Testing
    • 9/10  Math 
  • SENIORS ONLY 1st & 3rd T/TH Exams or Final Projects 
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
    • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
    • 2:10-3:20 4th period

Wednesday

05/12

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday Schedule-

  • AP TESTING
    • 8AM -AP Lang
  • SENIORS ONLY 1st & 3rd MWF Exams or Final Projects
  • 9:00  Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math )
  • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA )
  • 11:00 – Clubs
  • 1:00 – 3:00 
  • Office Hours/ Planning
  • Small Groups
  • 1:1 Support
  • Planning Time

Thursday

05/13

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Biology Section 1&2
  • STAMP Testing 1pm –
    • Spanish II 
  • SENIORS ONLY 2nd & 4th T/TH Exams or Final Projects
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
    • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
    • 2:10-3:20 4th period

Friday

05/14

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8am -AP biology 
  • STAMP Testing 1pm –
    • Spanish I
    • 8th Grade  
  • SENIORS ONLY 2nd & 4th MWF Exams or Final Projects
  • Last Day for Senior Students -Senior Grades posted
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
    • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
    • 2:10-3:20 4th period
  • Senior Car Parade @7pm
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/08 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/09 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events-

  • Week of: 05/17
    • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
    • 05/17
      • AP TESTING
        • 8am -AP Computer Science
      • Senior Awards Ceremony [Virtual]
    • 05/19
      • Annual Poetry Slam 
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
      • Advisory
    • 05/20
      • Graduation Practice 
      • Senior Picnic – East Lake Park
    • 05/21
      • Graduation Practice 
      • Finals 1B and 3B
    • 05/22- Graduation @6pm [Drew Charter @6pm]
  • Week of: 05/24
    • 05/24
    • 05/25 – End of Year Awards to be Carried out via Zoom 
      • Finals 2B and 4B (Half Day)
    • 05/26- (Virtual Day)
      • Last Day of School
        • Finals 2A and 4A (Half Day)
        • Summer Kickoff and Material Drop Off/Pickup

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of May 03rd, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To Ms. Allen and the Prom committee for all of their work and coordination to put on an amazing prom for our students!
  • To Mr.Parker for capturing and sharing the memories of this school year!
  • To our State Literary Meet team for competing at Georgia Military College on April 24th!
  • To our teachers and administrators for their attention to detail and working diligently to expand the services offered to students through the multiple transitions in the school year.
  • To leadership for breaking down the nuances of scheduling!
  • To the 10th grade team for breaking down a path to passing for all students and then sharing the workload for contacting and communicating with families as a collective unit!
  • To all sophomore students who participated in the Empowerment Conference!
  • To the 21 (!!) AP Language students that participated in the Mock AP Language Exam on last Wednesday.
    • Kate Drueke, Jordan Williams-Nance, Alexandria Girault, Kayla White, Joseph George, Lilian Martin, Caitlyn Smith, Aleks Sweeny, Myah Crowell, Skyla Victrum, Nyla Mayfield, Jayden Causey, Alexis Banks, Owen Grega Jayda Howard, Afiya Cave, Chanel Harris, Jasmyn Braziel, Syndi Hayes, Quinn Washington, Veronica Thompson.
  • To Dr. Whittington for facilitating a workshop with Drew, to discuss how the arts can be used to address black pain. Dr. Whittington has also presented this workshop recently at the National Arts Education Association annual conference! 
  • To Bailey Comeau-Hudson for protecting the privacy of another person while participating in virtual instruction!
  • To Ms. Davis and the 9th-grade team for holding an engaging and informative 9th grade Transition Night for the Class of 2025!
  • To Sage Harrison for representing the  9th grade students in her presentation to the parents of the rising 9th graders!
  • To Cortez Kitchens for being on top of his work from day 1 of 2021!
  • To Kimela Fongeh for her helpful tips with Tinkercad!

STEAM Portfolio Information

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

Summer Opportunities!

Please find all available summer opportunities here!


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 05/03 – 05/09

Monday

05/03

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Monday Schedule –

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • STAMP Testing 1pm – 
    • Spanish IV
    • AP Spanish 
    • Any seniors in Spanish II or III
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

05/04

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Tuesday Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • U.S. History Section 1&2
    • Make Up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8 AM -Calculus AB
    • 12 PM -AP Human Geography
  • STAMP Testing 1pm – 
    • Spanish III
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Wednesday

05/05

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [Next Meeting: 21-22 School Year Date TBA]

Wednesday Schedule-

  • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
  • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
  • 11:00 Advisory
  • 1:00 – 3:00
    • Office Hours/ Planning
    • Small Groups
    • 1:1 Support
    • Planning Time

Thursday

05/06

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Thursday Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • AP TESTING
    • 8 AM -AP US History
    • 12 PM -Computer Science
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

05/07

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

Friday Schedule-

  • Milestones cont. 
    • U.S. History Section 1&2
    • Make up Day
  • 8:30-9:40 1st period
  • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
  • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
  • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
  • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
  • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/08 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/09 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events-

  • Week of: 05/10
  • 05/10
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Biology Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
    • College Decision Day [Virtual]
  • 05/11 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Make up Day
    • 1st & 3rd T/TH Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/12
    • 1st & 3rd MWF Exams or Final Projects
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • Clubs
  • 05/13 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Biology Section 1&2
    • 2nd & 4th T/TH Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/14 2nd & 4th MWF Exams or Final Projects
  • 05/14- 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Make up Day
    • Senior Car Parade @7pm
    • Last Day for Senior Students
      • Senior Grades posted
  • Week of: 05/17
    • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
    • 05/17
      • Senior Awards Ceremony [Virtual]
    • 05/19
      • Annual Poetry Slam 
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
      • Advisory
  • 05/22- Graduation @6pm
  • Week of:05/24
  • 05/26- Last Day of School

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of April 26th, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To our Varsity Girls Soccer team on their First Round State Playoff win vs Georgia Military College (#4 in the State)!
    • Our girls finished ranked 3rd in the region and will compete in the 2nd round playoff match on Monday, April 26. 
      • Fans allowed. Details TBA.
  • To the following students for being selected to participate in the 2020 – 2021 APS Honor Band this week:
    • Jamari Aycock – Flute (11th Grade)
    • Israel Doby – Trumpet (10th Grade)
    • Najm Muhammad – Saxophone (9th Grade)
  • To the Varsity Boys Track Team for becoming the 20-21 REGIONAL CHAMPS at Gordon Central High School!!  
  • To the Varsity Girls Track Team who secured 3rd Overall!
    • Both teams earned several medals!  Our medalists were: 
      •  Gold
        • 400m Girls: Kameron Cook
        • 400m Boys: Eric White
        • 200m Boys: Eric White
        • 1600m Boys: Jayden Causey
        • 4×1 Girls: Charelle Green, Jakaylah Roberts, Destinee Cason, Nyla Rollins
        • 4×4 Boys: Israel Meggett, Jayden Causey, Isaiah Meggett, Eric White
        • High Jump Boys: Isaiah Meggett
      •   Silver
        • 200m Boys: Zachary Harris
        • 400m Boys: Zachary Harris
        • 800m Boys: Jayden Causey
        • 100mh Girls: Tuashawn Williams
        • 4×1 Boys: Israel Meggett, Michai Reid, Daniel Hayes, Eric White
      •   Bronze
        • 100m Girls: Jakaylah Roberts
        • 200m Girls: Charelle Green
        • 200m Boys: Israel Meggett
        • 400m Girls: Sidni Haynes
        • 400m Boys: Isaiah Meggett
        • 1600m Boys: Chance Minor
        • High Jump Boys: Michai Reid
        • Long Jump Boys: Michai Reid
    •  If you see these students,  please give them a shout out! We are very proud of the work they have been putting in this season! Off to Sectionals and then STATE!!!
  • To Ms. Livingston for her work and attention to detail to keep lines of communication open with students and families!
  • To the sophomore students for their excellent ChemVAS Cooks! projects. If you would like to see some of the videos, visit this YouTube link. Videos are being uploaded this week and next. Be sure to check out their digital portfolios for an extensive look into the project. 
  • To Chanel Harris, Dell Ballard, Kashawn Myers, Kate Drueke, Myah Crowell, Olando Palmer, Sayj Harris, Skye Holloway, Afiya Cave, Bianca Benton,  Desha Rogers Givens, Joseph George, Kayla White, Quinn Worley, Veronica Thompson, and Djene Edwards El for completing the Mock APUSH Exam!
  • To all teachers that returned that have reached out to families and began to communicate a “Path to Passing” for students!

STEAM Highlight of the Week

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


Drew Reopening Update

 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

As the pandemic continues, we know there are many factors families must consider to determine the best option for their children at this time. With our expansion to two instructional models, know that we are taking extraordinary steps to limit risk and create an engaging environment for your student.  Whether you opt to remain virtual or participate in the hybrid model, rest assured that every member of our staff is committed to providing quality learning experiences for your student.  Thank you for your continued support, engagement and flexibility.  Most importantly, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students!

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

Thank you for your commitment&engagement this School Year. Be sure to look out for the next coffee for next School Year!

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 04/19 – 04/26

Prom May 1st @7pm

“A Night Under the Stars” will take place this upcoming Saturday. We look forward to seeing our students participate in this year’s prom. If your student is attending this year’s prom, you should have received a communication via email with details. If you have not received an email and believe you should have received communication, please reach out to your Dean of Students at Tameka.allen@drewcharterschool.org

Monday

04/26

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Monday Schedule –
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 1
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

04/27

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

  • Tuesday Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 2&3
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Wednesday

04/28

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [COMING SOON ON 04/21/2021]
  • Wednesday Schedule-
    • Empowerment Conference [Zoom, 1pm-4pm]
      • Theme- See Me: Celebrating my Authentic Identity
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • 11:00 Clubs
    • 1:00 – 3:00
    • 1:30-2:15pm-10th Grade Community Forum
      • Office Hours/ Planning
      • Small Groups
      • 1:1 Support
      • Planning Time

Thursday

04/29

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Thursday Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 1
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

04/30

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Friday Schedule-
  • Milestones start
    • American Lit., Section 2&3
    • Make Up Day
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

05/01 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/02 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events- Week of:

  • 05/03
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Algebra 1, Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/04
    • Milestones cont. 
      • U.S. History Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/05
    • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
    • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
    • Advisory
  • 05/06 – 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • Algebra 1,  Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/07- 
    • Milestones cont. 
      • U.S. History Section 1&2
      • Make up Day
  • 05/10
  • 05/12
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • Clubs
  • 05/14- Senior Grades posted
  • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
    • 05/19
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
      • Advisory
  • 05/22- Graduation @6pm
  • 05/28- Last Day of School

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of April 19th, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To the Tennis Team for their outstanding performance this year and to Kristina Garner for coaching tennis to a championship!
  • Drew Charter School’s inaugural Literary Meet Team traveled to Milledgeville, GA on April 13th to compete in the region 6A competition.  Students who won first place in their event will be competing at State on April 24th at Georgia Military College.  
    • Here are the results of the region 6A Competition. 
      • Kashawn Myers – 1st place – Advancing to State
        • Competed in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
      • Calliope DeChant – 1st place – Advancing to State
        • Competed in Comedic Monologue
      • Alexandria Girault – 1st place – Advancing to State 
        • Competed in Personal Essay
      • Kate Drueke – 1st place – Advancing to State 
        • Competed in Girls Solo
      • Myah Crowell – 3rd Place 
        • Competed in Rhetorical Essay
      • Alexandria Sweeney – 3rd place 
        • Competed in Argumentative Essay
  • To 9th graders Jaylon Butler, Niles Holt, and Samya King who were all accepted to (MS)2; they will join Jamari Aycock who will be returning for his third and final summer!
  • To members of the Class of 2022 who have recently been accepted to Georgia State University and Georgia Piedmont Technical College as Early College/Dual Enrollment students!
  • To Mr. Mayfield for inviting a doctor to come and speak with 10th grade students during their community forum on transition to hybrid. The doctor discussed covid and the vaccine with students. Very informative! 
  • To the entire staff for showing out throughout the year and for gearing up to close out the last six weeks of school!
  • To Joel Derringer for spearheading the participation of Drew Students in the Literacy Competition!
  • To Mr. J and Mr. Prince for helping the students with their monologues who are now advancing forward!
  • To the 30 student publishers, who will be showcasing their final product -virtually!
  • To  Ms. Isbell & Ms. Gresham on the delivery of their babies this past week!
  • To Ms. Allen for facilitating and coordinating the upcoming Prom event in partnership with APS!

STEAM Highlight of the Week

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

To view the 2021 Portfolio Tip & Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio: CLICK HERE


Drew Reopening Update

 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

Note: Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th – April 16th (the week after Spring Break).  All instruction will be virtual that week.

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

As the pandemic continues, we know there are many factors families must consider to determine the best option for their children at this time. With our expansion to two instructional models, know that we are taking extraordinary steps to limit risk and create an engaging environment for your student.  Whether you opt to remain virtual or participate in the hybrid model, rest assured that every member of our staff is committed to providing quality learning experiences for your student.  Thank you for your continued support, engagement and flexibility.  Most importantly, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students!

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

The next meeting will be on

WEDNESDAY [04/21]

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 04/19 – 04/26

Monday

04/19

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Monday Schedule –
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

04/20

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

  • Tuesday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 9th Community Forum [11:45am-12:45pm]
    • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
    • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
    • 2:10-3:20 4th period

Wednesday

04/21

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [COMING SOON ON 04/21/2021]
  • Wednesday Schedule-
    • 9am- 1pm: APUSH Mock Exam [Juniors]
    • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
    • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science )
    • 11:00 Advisory
    • 12:00 – Monthly Principal’s Coffee  
    • 12:15 to 12:45 – Posse Scholarship Lunch and Learn for Juniors [Zoom Link]
    • 1:00 – 3:00 
      • Office Hours/ Planning
      • Small Groups
      • 1:1 Support
      • Planning Time

Reminder

2021-04-21T12:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Principal’s Coffee

Monthly Principal’s Coffee Zoom Link

Zoom Link here

Thursday

04/22

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Thursday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

04/23

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Friday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake

04/24 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
04/25 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:

Future Events

  • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
  • 05/22- Graduation
  • 05/28- Last Day of School

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of April 12th, 2021

 I hope that everyone had a restful and relaxing spring break! I look forward to entering this week as we close out the last days of the 20-21 SY. Prior to leaving on break, there were some amazing moments. Please take time to reflect on some of the shout outs captured below.

I can’t wait to see everyone return for our virtual week; have an amazing, life-changing week!

– K.Myers

Shoutouts

  • To  the boys and girls tennis team for their win against Therrell!
  • To Kimela Fongeh, Andrew Botchwey and Myah Crowell for being selected for the highly sought after Project ENGAGES!  
    • These students will work and learn specialized science and engineering under the mentorship of a PhD Candidate at Georgia Tech. For the remainder of their high school careers they will be paid to work and learn for 15 hours per week at Georgia Tech and full time during the summer(s)! 
  • To Ms. Isbell for her leadership and planning the Women’s History Empowerment event!
  • To ALL teachers and staff who attended and encouraged their students to attend CCR events!
  •  To the student speakers and leaders who assisted with the Women’s Empowerment and History Month Program: Evyn Harris, Kamea Alleyne, Carrington Grant, Denella Kindel, and Jayda Howard!
  • To Mr. Parker for his tireless efforts to capture memorable moments for all of Drew students and staff!
  • To Nadea Davis, Olivia Pearson, and Skye Rapley for all of their professionalism and assistance with taking Senior photos!
  • To Dr. Allen, Mr.Morrison, and Ms. Isbell for supervising and putting on a fun and safe senior event at AMC!
  • To Ms. Weaver and the entire CCR staff for an informative, fun and engaging CCR week!
  • To Ms. White for her consistent work and effort with the InvenTeam!


Congratulations to our All State Class A-Public Boys Varsity Basketball Honorees

Jakobe Strozier – First Team Ja’Quez Thornton – Player of the Year


STEAM Highlight of the Week

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

Portfolio Tip/Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio:

This week I would like to recognize Destiny Hodges in the Portfolio Spotlight. Destiny has a very compelling Home Page. She uses images to show the world her story. She has also made her website stand out from everyone else because she has changed the colors and format from the template. Her Academic pages are on point! She has visuals for each project as well as descriptions. One thing she could improve on is organizing her extracurricular pages and adding more information on each page.

Congrats Destiny Hodges!!!

SEE THE LINK ABOVE FOR AN EXAMPLE OF A WELL STRUCTURED PORTFOLIO

Drew Reopening Update

 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

Note: Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th – April 16th (the week after Spring Break).  All instruction will be virtual that week.

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

As the pandemic continues, we know there are many factors families must consider to determine the best option for their children at this time. With our expansion to two instructional models, know that we are taking extraordinary steps to limit risk and create an engaging environment for your student.  Whether you opt to remain virtual or participate in the hybrid model, rest assured that every member of our staff is committed to providing quality learning experiences for your student.  Thank you for your continued support, engagement and flexibility.  Most importantly, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students!

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School

Presentation of Parent Meeting for Hybrid Reopening

Click Here for Slides


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here

The next meeting will be on

WEDNESDAY [04/15]

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 04/12 – 04/18 – Quarantine Week – All Virtual Instruction!

Monday

04/12

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Monday Schedule –
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

04/13

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

  • Tuesday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
    • 11:40-12:40 Break and/or small groups
    • 12:50-2:00 3rd period
    • 2:10-3:20 4th period

Wednesday

04/14

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [COMING SOON ON 04/21/2021] *RESCHEDULED*
  • Wednesday Schedule-
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • 11:00 Clubs
    • 12:00 – Break
    • 1:00 – 3:00 
      • Office Hours/ Planning
      • Small Groups
      • 1:1 Support
      • Planning Time

Reminder

2021-04-21T12:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Principal’s Coffee

Monthly Principal’s Coffee Zoom Link

Zoom Link here

Thursday

04/15

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Thursday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

04/16

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Friday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
      • 12th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake
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04/17 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
04/18 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

04/05 – 04/11Spring Break

The following week will be a Virtual Quarantine Week, Therefore, ALL instruction will be virtual that week. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 04/19-04/25
    • 04/21
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science )
      • Advisory
    • 04/25
      • 10th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
  • Week of 04/26-05/02

Future Events

  • 05/17-05/21: Senior Week
  • 05/22- Graduation
  • 05/28- Last Day of School

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

 
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Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of March 29th, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To Kimela Fongeh, Andrew Botchwey and Myah Crowell for being selected for the highly sought after Project ENGAGES!  
    • These students will work and learn specialized science and engineering under the mentorship of a PhD Candidate at Georgia Tech. For the remainder of their high school careers they will be paid to work and learn for 15 hours per week at Georgia Tech and full time during the summer(s)! 
  • To Dailyn Minter who received the prestigious Posse Scholarship (a full tuition scholarship!) to the College of Wooster! 
  • To Lucy Corkran, MacKenzie Hodo, and Kimoni Gray from winning the trivia portion of the 10th grade Hosted Women’s History Month Panel this past week!
  • To Amya Talley, Eleanor Jones, and Olivia Pearson who did a phenomenal job leading our Women’s History Month community forum this week!  
    • Thank you for the time you took out of your schedules to prepare for the event. [From 10th Grade Team]
  • To Mrs. Simmons for reaching out and scheduling all of the wonderful panelists who came to speak to us during 10th grade Women’s History Month event!
  • To Mrs. Stokes for organizing an amazing women focused community forum. The students loved it and really got a lot out of it!
  • To the girls and boys tennis team for their win against Atlanta Jewish academy!
  • To LaQuavious Lawson for always putting forth his best effort in World literature!
  • Congrats to the 10th grade students. Over 40% are on track to complete their books and publish. This is the highest % we have ever had at the mid point since the project’s conception!
  • To Administrators for being awesome and supportive!
  • To Kamara Zackary and Elijah Oliver for their willingness  and openness in sharing their presentations with respect to their STEAM portfolios!
  • To all teachers that have implemented regular student portfolio workshops in their classes!
  • To Olivia Pearson & Nadea Davis who will be assisting Mr. Parker with senior pictures!
  • To Sage Harrison-Conaway for her amazing harp presentation at the 9th Grade Celebration of Women’s History Month!
  • To the 9th – grade student leaders, Calliope DeChant, Sage Harrison-Conaway, and Vaqeuriayah Fennell for assisting with the Women’s History Month community forum!
  • To Mr. Kitchen for working on the 9th-Grade portfolios with the STEAM team!
  • To Mance Irvin for assisting in Govtech class!
  • To Mr. Parker for capturing gorgeous pictures for Women’s History Month!


Congratulations to our All State Class A-Public Boys Varsity Basketball Honorees

Jakobe Strozier – First Team Ja’Quez Thornton – Player of the Year


STEAM Highlight of the Week

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

Portfolio Tip/Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio:

This week I would like to recognize Destiny Hodges in the Portfolio Spotlight. Destiny has a very compelling Home Page. She uses images to show the world her story. She has also made her website stand out from everyone else because she has changed the colors and format from the template. Her Academic pages are on point! She has visuals for each project as well as descriptions. One thing she could improve on is organizing her extracurricular pages and adding more information on each page.

Congrats Destiny Hodges!!!

SEE THE LINK ABOVE FOR AN EXAMPLE OF A WELL STRUCTURED PORTFOLIO

Drew Reopening Update

 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

Note: Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th – April 16th (the week after Spring Break).  All instruction will be virtual that week.

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

As the pandemic continues, we know there are many factors families must consider to determine the best option for their children at this time. With our expansion to two instructional models, know that we are taking extraordinary steps to limit risk and create an engaging environment for your student.  Whether you opt to remain virtual or participate in the hybrid model, rest assured that every member of our staff is committed to providing quality learning experiences for your student.  Thank you for your continued support, engagement and flexibility.  Most importantly, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students!

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School

Presentation of Parent Meeting for Hybrid Reopening

Click Here for Slides

RE-ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Current Student Re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year

Re-enrollment for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will take place March 15 – 31stParent/guardians of current rising 1st -12th graders are required to complete an online re-enrollment form during this window to:

  1. confirm their student’s intent to return to Drew next school year, and
  2. review/update current information on file for their student.

Parents/guardians received an email on March 15 with a unique link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in the household.

Please note: students currently in the Cox Pre-K Program should submit a 2021-2022 lottery application by April 30th to be considered for kindergarten and do not complete re-enrollment.

2021-2022 Re-enrollment Deadline is Wednesday, March 31

Thank you to the families who have already completed their student’s online re-enrollment forms! If you have not yet done so, the online re-enrollment forms for all rising 1st -12th graders must be completed by March 31st to confirm your student’s seat for the upcoming school year. The enrolling parent/guardian of each student should have received an email on March 15 with a unique link to their student’s forms. Please check your junk mail folder and email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org if you did not receive this link. Alternatively, you may sign into your household’s account at: https://drewcharterschool.schoolmint.net/signin.

Due to Drew’s current operating status, only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th) as well as any student who has moved and requires an address update will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of their re-enrollment. For these students, there will be an option to upload proof-of-residency documents when completing the online re-enrollment form. Electronic submission is encouraged, however if a parent/guardian is unable to or opts not to submit documents electronically, Drew will hold an in-person document collection window the week of April 19th.

Thank you for your cooperation in completing your student’s 2021-2022 re-enrollment. This information helps us determine how many seats to offer during our 2021-2022 lottery and ensure we have accurate, up-to-date information for all students.

Additional re-enrollment information can be found here. Please contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 with any questions.


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here

The next meeting will be on

WEDNESDAY [04/15]

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 03/29- 04/04COLLEGE AND CAREER WEEK!

US History, American Lit, and Physical Science Benchmarks

Women’s Empowerment Month

We are excited about the opportunity to highlight post-secondary opportunities for our students next week. It is our hope each year that this week provides a variety of engaging activities for students to learn more about options available to them post-Drew. 

Also Note: Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th – April 16th (the week after Spring Break).  All instruction will be virtual that week.

Monday

03/29

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Monday Schedule –
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

03/30

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE

  • Tuesday Schedule-
    • Tuesday – College Knowledge Day (Dress down: wear your Drew spirit gear!)
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
        • 9:30- SA CCR, Parent Coffee w/ The Counselors [Zoom]
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
        • 11:00 – Virtual College Campus Tours for 11th and 12th Graders [Zoom]
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
        • 12 :00 – Virtual College Campus Tours for 9th and 10th Graders [Zoom]
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Wednesday

03/31

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [COMING SOON ON 04/15/2021]

This Wednesday (3/31), there will be two Zoom drop-in sessions where you can get help with your STEAM Portfolio. Do you want to know if your portfolio has everything it’s supposed to have? Want some general feedback about how it looks? Are you not even sure where to start? We have you covered! Drop in for a few minutes or for an entire session so you can get all your questions answered. You can even just hang out while working, and get your questions answered while you work.

  • Wednesday Schedule-
    • Wednesday – Financial Literacy Day (Dress down: Study Day! Wear sweats, joggers, loungewear)
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
      • 10:00- Teens & Money Workshop for 11th & 12th Grades  [Zoom]
      • 11:00 Advisory
      • 11:00 –  Hope/Zell Miller Workshop for 9th and 10th Grade   [Zoom]
      • 12:00 – Women’s Empowerment & History Month Panel [12pm-1pm] -[Zoom Link / Flyer]
      • 1:00 – 3:00 
        • Office Hours/ Planning
        • Small Groups
        • 1:1 Support
        • Planning Time
      • 6:30- Paying for College Night Event

Reminder

2021-04-15T12:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Principal’s Coffee

Monthly Principal’s Coffee Zoom Link

Zoom Link here

Thursday

04/01

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Thursday Schedule-
    • Thursday – Career Day (Dress down: wear your college t-shirt!)
      • 8:30-9:40 1st period
      • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
        • 11:00 – Career Interest Profiler for 11th and 12th Grade  [Zoom]
      • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
        • 12:00 – Drew Alum Career/Internship Panel for 9th and 10th Grade [Zoom]
      • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
      • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

04/02

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Friday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period
  • Weekly makerspace project Makerspace project
  • 4-4:45 pm
  • Join on zoom
    • Meeting ID: 991 2768 4261
    • Passcode: drewmake
  • This Week well make colorful macrame keychains or necklaces. Contact Ms. Jordan for free materials for this project. 

Soft circuits Maker Project KitFree maker activity crate! Soft circuits project for all students. Create your own soft circuits plus toy or badge! Learn basic sewing skills and about wearable electronics. This project can be adapted towny skill levels, younger EA students may need some help from an adult. You can do the project by yourself, or join along in April to do this project step by step with the makerspace. Sign up through our Google form to receive your kit (delivered and distributed early April). Limited to the firs t150 students to sign up. Thank you to the PTA for funding this project!https://forms.gle/Pu2kNZfeAovp2bkf8

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04/03 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
04/04 | Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

04/05 – 04/11Spring Break

The following week will be a Virtual Quarantine Week, Therefore, ALL instruction will be virtual that week. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 04/12-04/18
    • 04/12 – 12th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
    • 04/13
      • 9th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
      • 11th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
    • 04/14 – Clubs
    • 04/15 – 10th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
  • Week of 04/19-04/25
    • 04/21
      • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
      • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science )
      • Advisory
      • 12:00 – Committee Meetings
  • Week of 04/26-05/02

Future Events

  • 05/17-05/21 Senior Week
  • 05/22- Graduation
  • 05/28- Last Day of School

Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Notification to Seniors and Senior Families

DEADLINE FOR INPUT IS MONDAY [03/29 @12PM]

Please take a few minutes to fill out this Google Form with your graduation preferences:

  • 1 graduation ceremony at 6pm with 2 guest tickets per student
  • 2 graduation ceremonies (split cohorts at 10am and 6pm) with 5 guest tickets per student

Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/Z93Fsw829cgBnC4g8

**This letter was sent via Remind on 3/24.**

Are you a student or Parent for Class of 2021 [12th Grade]??? To join REMIND see instructions below:

Week of March 22nd, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To Andrew Botchwey, Kimela Fongeh and Myah Crowell for making it to the interview round for Project ENGAGES!
  • To all Juniors that have completed their early college and dual enrollment applications!
  • To the 10th grade for planning a special Women’s Empowerment Community Forum on March 24th for those who identify as female!
  • To the ACE committee for their feedback and input on the school-wide Women’s Empowerment and History Month Panel which will be open to anyone interested in attending! 
  • To Ms. Isbell for her creative work that has gone into curating this year’s yearbook!
  • To all clubs, Advisory teachers, and staff members who have sent in images to assist with the yearbook!
  • To Mrs. Sarah Diaz for making an awesome portfolio checklist and lesson for the students to update their student portfolios!         
  • To Dr. Kurt and Ms. Wilder for taking class time to help all students in the 10th grade update their portfolios!
  • To Ms. Denard for her consistent feedback and support of all students!
  • To everyone that hosted parent conferences this past week! To Terra Gay and all of our guest speakers for meaningful sessions on eradicating racism and empathy this past Wednesday

Congratulations to our All State Class A-Public Boys Varsity Basketball Honorees

Jakobe Strozier – First Team Ja’Quez Thornton – Player of the Year


STEAM Highlight of the Week

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

Portfolio Tip/Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio:

This week I would like to recognize Destiny Hodges in the Portfolio Spotlight. Destiny has a very compelling Home Page. She uses images to show the world her story. She has also made her website stand out from everyone else because she has changed the colors and format from the template. Her Academic pages are on point! She has visuals for each project as well as descriptions. One thing she could improve on is organizing her extracurricular pages and adding more information on each page.

Congrats Destiny Hodges!!!

SEE THE LINK ABOVE FOR AN EXAMPLE OF A WELL STRUCTURED PORTFOLIO

Drew Reopening Update

 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

Note: Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th – April 16th (the week after Spring Break).  All instruction will be virtual that week.

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

As the pandemic continues, we know there are many factors families must consider to determine the best option for their children at this time. With our expansion to two instructional models, know that we are taking extraordinary steps to limit risk and create an engaging environment for your student.  Whether you opt to remain virtual or participate in the hybrid model, rest assured that every member of our staff is committed to providing quality learning experiences for your student.  Thank you for your continued support, engagement and flexibility.  Most importantly, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students!

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School

Presentation of Parent Meeting for Hybrid Reopening

Click Here for Slides

RE-ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Current Student Re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year

Re-enrollment for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will take place March 15 – 31stParent/guardians of current rising 1st -12th graders are required to complete an online re-enrollment form during this window to:

  1. confirm their student’s intent to return to Drew next school year, and
  2. review/update current information on file for their student.

Parents/guardians received an email on March 15 with a unique link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in the household.

Please note: students currently in the Cox Pre-K Program should submit a 2021-2022 lottery application by April 30th to be considered for kindergarten and do not complete re-enrollment.

2021-2022 Re-enrollment Continues Through March 31

Thank you to the families who have already completed their student’s online re-enrollment forms! If you have not yet done so, the online re-enrollment forms for all rising 1st -12th graders must be completed by March 31st to confirm your student’s seat for the upcoming school year. The enrolling parent/guardian of each student should have received an email on March 15 with a unique link to their student’s forms. Please check your junk mail folder and email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org if you did not receive this link.

Due to Drew’s current operating status, only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th) as well as any student who has moved and requires an address update will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of their re-enrollment. For these students, there will be an option to upload proof-of-residency documents when completing the online re-enrollment form. Electronic submission is encouraged, however if a parent/guardian is unable to or opts not to submit documents electronically, Drew will hold an in-person document collection window the week of April 19th.

Thank you for your cooperation in completing your student’s 2021-2022 re-enrollment. This information helps us determine how many seats to offer during our 2021-2022 lottery and ensure we have accurate, up-to-date information for all students.

Additional re-enrollment information can be found here. Please contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 with any questions.


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here

The next meeting will be on

WEDNESDAY [04/15]

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 03/22- 03/28

[Algebra, Geometry and Biology Benchmarks]

Women’s Empowerment Month

Please remember that students reporting for in-Person Learning should be in UNIFORM

Note: Please follow instructions for the drop off & pick up of students who report for In-Person Learning.

an email from Hannah Page was sent with important Hybrid cohort information for your student.

 If your student is scheduled to participate in Hybrid starting March 1st and the email was not received, please email Ms. Page at HANNAH.PAGE@DREWCHARTERSCHOOL.ORG immediately.

Also Note: Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th – April 16th (the week after Spring Break).  All instruction will be virtual that week.

Monday

03/22

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Monday Schedule –
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 12 Grade Community Forum [11am]
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Tuesday

03/23

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Tuesday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 9th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
      • 11th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Wednesday

03/24

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [COMING SOON ON 04/15/2021]
  • Wednesday Schedule-
    • Junior SAT Administration at Drew
    • 9:00 Social Studies Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Math)
    • 10:00 Science Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be ELA)
    • 11:00 Clubs
    • 12:00 – Break
    • 1:00 – 3:00 
      • Office Hours/ Planning
      • Small Groups
      • 1:1 Support
      • Planning Time

Reminder

2021-04-15T12:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Principal’s Coffee

Monthly Principal’s Coffee Zoom Link

Zoom Link here

Thursday

03/25

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Thursday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
      • 10th Community Forum [11am-12pm]
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

03/26

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Friday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

03/27 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
03/28| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:

Week of 03/29 – 04/04

Week of 3/29 – US History, American Lit, and Physical Science Benchmarks

COLLEGE AND CAREER WEEK!

  • 3/30
  • 3/31
    • Women’s Empowerment & History Month Panel [12pm-1pm]
    • @6:30 – Paying for College Night Event
  • Week of 04/05 – 04/11
    • 04/05-04/09 [Spring Break]
  • 04/12-04/16 – Virtual Quarantine Week, All instruction will be virtual that week. 
  • 05/22- Graduation
  • 05/28- Last Day of School


Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

 
Shop and Support Drew at the same time!
Shop online for anything… and 15% of your purchase goes to the Drew Charter PTA.

Includes FREE direct shipping, so it makes a great gift for loved 
ones across the country!

Support the Drew PTA at Amazon Smile:
 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2577634
 
Order through Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will make a donation to the Drew PTA.

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of March 15th, 2021

Shoutouts

  • To Kimela Fongeh for winning 1st Place in Creative Writing and Lilian Martin for winning 2nd place  in Fiber Arts at the virtual Beta Convention!
  • To Courtney and the STEAM Team for coordinating and facilitating another eventful STEAM DAY!
  • To Destinie Johnson for her journalism internship!
  • To Kentrell Rollie for outstanding critical thinking in US History!
  • Drew Senior Academy students did well at the Atlanta Regional Science Fair Awards Ceremony. Every student we entered was placed! We salute the efforts of these students and wish them the best as they continue their personal journey in Science exploration! Congrats to:
    • 10th graders, Cheyenne George and Andrew Botchwey earned Bronze!
    • Seniors, Toren Mosley and Samuel Cooper earned Silver!
  • To the boys tennis team on their win last week!
  • To Evyn Harris, Jordan McCrary, Taylor Lipscomb, and Jala Staples for their speaking roles during College Success Class!
  • To Coach St. Clair, Coach Bennett and the entire basketball team and staff for an amazing and historic basketball season!
  • To all of our amazing presenters that came to spend time and share moments with our students!
  • To all teachers that participated in STEAM Day either presenting to students or hosting sessions – we are truly appreciative!
  • To Ms. Mayes for featuring live guest speakers during her classes in order to encourage and motivate students as authors and speakers!
  • To ALL of the face-to-face teachers who have made students feel safe and welcomed during the first 2 weeks of hybrid learning!
  • To the Boys Tennis team for their continued success and advancing to 2-0!
  • To our golf and soccer teams on their respective wins!
  •  Honorable Mention to ALL staff who readily step in to assist covering colleagues when they are out!

STEAM Highlight of the Week

Our campus has been certified as a STEAM School twice so far… The Elementary Academy earned this recognition in 2017 and the Junior Academy earned the recognition in 2018 from the Georgia Department of Education. 

This important designation was created to recognize institutions committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The certifications confirm Drew’s position as a statewide leader in innovative education. Of course, the marathon continues- Drew’s Senior Academy is also in the process of earning this certification next!

We began pre-COVID and with new systems in place the process has resumed. This section will highlight student work which will be submitted for STEAM CERTIFICATION. Please note, ALL SENIOR ACADEMY students will have a portfolio displayed for this certification, for additional support or to work with the STEAM team on this portfolio please reach out to ….

Portfolios Mission:

Students will have a collection of their work and thoughts that will remain in their hands throughout their life. Portfolios can be used for college entrance applications, job applications, and scholarship applications. 

Portfolio Tip/Kudos to add or mirror in your Portfolio:

Niles Holt has done a great job of showcasing his 9th grade work, especially his Engineering work. Something he could do to improve would be to add more images throughout the site. The site needs more of Niles’ personality. Keep up the good work Niles.

Congrats Niles Holt!!!

SEE THE LINK ABOVE FOR AN EXAMPLE OF A WELL STRUCTURED PORTFOLIO

Drew Reopening Update

 Dear Drew Parents/Guardians:

As previously communicated, we identified a three-week downward trend of new COVID-19 cases reported in Fulton and DeKalb counties, as measured by the 7-day moving average, as our primary decision-making factor.  Data released today by the Georgia Department of Public Health capped an improving three-week trend in new cases.  In addition, official CDC forecasts are also projecting a continued decline in new COVID-19 cases in the weeks ahead.  This data, coupled with recent research and recommendations indicating that schools can reopen with strong mitigation strategies, informed our decision to shift instructional models.

Drew’s Hybrid Model, which is optional for students and remains conservative, will consist of a weekly schedule where students participate in two days of in-person learning on campus and three days of virtual learning. 

Note: Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th – April 16th (the week after Spring Break).  All instruction will be virtual that week.

The success of our Hybrid Model will require that all participating families and students commit to safety and health protocols that reduce the spread of COVID-19.   This includes following a mask mandate where all students and staff will wear masks on campus, practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, and staying home when ill.

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will have to be referred back to virtual learning.

• Families who chose not to transition to hybrid learning will remain under a virtual instructional model.  Pending staffing, space and other considerations, there may be a second opportunity for families to opt in to hybrid learning in April.

Decision-Making Resources

We realize that making a decision to return to in-person learning amid the current pandemic is not easy.  With this in mind, we offer the following two resources to assist your family in making an informed decision:

• The Returning to Campus Website Page offers information about what to expect with Drew’s Hybrid Model and overviews safety and health measures in place to protect our school community. To view, click below or directly on Drew’s website: Return to Campus Webpage

As the pandemic continues, we know there are many factors families must consider to determine the best option for their children at this time. With our expansion to two instructional models, know that we are taking extraordinary steps to limit risk and create an engaging environment for your student.  Whether you opt to remain virtual or participate in the hybrid model, rest assured that every member of our staff is committed to providing quality learning experiences for your student.  Thank you for your continued support, engagement and flexibility.  Most importantly, thank you for the opportunity to work with your students!

For the Love of Drew,

Peter McKnight

Head of School

Presentation of Parent Meeting for Hybrid Reopening

Click Here for Slides

RE-ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Current Student Re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year

Re-enrollment for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will take place March 15 – 31stParent/guardians of current rising 1st -12th graders are required to complete an online re-enrollment form during this window to:

  • 1) confirm their student’s intent to return to Drew next school year, and
  • 2) review/update current information on file for their student.

Parents/guardians will receive an email on March 15 with a unique link to the online re-enrollment forms for the Drew students in their household.

Please note: students currently in the Cox Pre-K Program should submit a 2021-2022 lottery application by April 30th to be considered for kindergarten and do not complete re-enrollment.

Due to Drew’s current operating status, only students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th) as well as any student who has moved and requires an address update will be required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of their re-enrollment. For these students, there will be an option to upload proof-of-residency documents when completing the online re-enrollment form. Electronic submission is encouraged, however if a parent/guardian is unable to or opts not to submit documents electronically, Drew will hold an in-person document collection window the week of April 19th.

Thank you for your cooperation in completing your student’s 2021-2022 re-enrollment. This information helps us determine how many seats to offer during our 2021-2022 lottery and ensure we have accurate, up-to-date information for all students.

Additional re-enrollment information can be found here. Please contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or 404-450-0567 with any questions.


Principal Coffee REMINDER:


If you missed the information from the last Principal’s Coffee please see the slideshow below:

Typically, high school is the time when young Eagles are maturing and are prepared to fly on their own. Encourage this independent practice. They will still need the watchful eye to guide them in their development and learning. Please do so during breaks and refrain from interrupting live instruction for the benefit of the students and teachers. The slideshow will include some additional ways you can support your learner in the virtual environment.

  • – Slideshow Presentation Here

The next meeting will be on

WEDNESDAY [03/17]

Directory for More Resources


We understand and recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Calendar

Week of 03/15- 03/21: Virtual Instruction Week

Women’s Empowerment Month
  • Drew Charter School will be closed for all students on Monday, March 15th, and Tuesday, March 16th.  There will be no classes on those two days.
  • During this week (Wednesday through Friday, March 17th – March 19th)
    • Drew will operate under a Virtual Quarantine Schedule.  All instruction will be virtual on those three days.
  • Parents will have the opportunity to participate in **Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences**
    • On Tues., 03/16 & Wed., 03/17.
  • Teachers are reaching out to specific families at this time. If you wish to have a meeting at a later date reach out to the respective teacher to make arrangements.

Please remember that students reporting for in-Person Learning should be in UNIFORM

Note: Please follow instructions for the drop off & pick up of students who report for In-Person Learning.

an email from Hannah Page was sent with important Hybrid cohort information for your student.

 If your student is scheduled to participate in Hybrid starting March 1st and the email was not received, please email Ms. Page at HANNAH.PAGE@DREWCHARTERSCHOOL.ORG immediately.

Also Note: Drew Charter School will observe a Virtual Quarantine Week April 12th – April 16th (the week after Spring Break).  All instruction will be virtual that week.

Monday

03/15

2:00 – 5:30[Please note the time change]

 Nutrition pick up
– Location: Lower campus [Drew Elementary Campus]
Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]

Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Monday Schedule
    • NO SCHOOL
      • online re-enrollment forms sent via email
    • *Meal Pick up for the Week**

Tuesday

03/16

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • NO SCHOOL
    • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
      • [Grade Level Teachers are targeting specific families for conferences, if you still wish to check in with teachers send an email to the respective teacher to make further arrangements, at a later date.]

Wednesday

03/17

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
Monthly Principal’s Coffee [COMING SOON ON 03/17/2021]
  • Wednesday Schedule-
    • Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences
      • [Grade Level Teachers are targeting specific families for conferences, if you still wish to check in with teachers send an email to the grade level counselor for further arrangements, at a later date.]
    • 9:00 Math Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Social Studies)
    • 10:00 ELA Review/Support/Assessment (next week will be Science)
    • 11:00 Clubs
    • 12:00 – Break
    • 1:00 – 3:00 
      • Office Hours/ Planning
      • Small Groups
      • 1:1 Support
      • Planning Time

Reminder

2021-03-17T12:15:00

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until

Principal’s Coffee

Monthly Principal’s Coffee Zoom Link

Zoom Link here

Thursday

03/18

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Thursday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

Friday

03/19

Counseling Resources, see information below:
Dean of CCR: rachel.weaver@drewcharterschool.org 
9th and 11th- rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org
10th and 12th: tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

Media Center Resources, see information below:
Google Classroom Code – 7iy2jsh [Students only have access]


Maker Space Activities :
Checkout the STEAM Initiatives/Opportunities, visit the calendar on their page by following this link –> bit.ly/DrewMAKE
  • Friday Schedule-
    • 8:30-9:40 1st period
    • 9:50-11:00 2nd period
    • 11:05-11:35 Lunch
    • 11:40-12:50 Break and/or small groups
    • 1:00-2:10 3rd period
    • 2:20-3:30 4th period

03/20 | Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
03/21| Sunday
  • N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 03/22 – 03/28 –
    • Week of 3/22 – Algebra Benchmark
    • 3/22 – 12 Grade Community Forum
    • 3/24- Junior SAT Administration at Drew
  • Week of 03/29 – 04/04
    • Week of 3/29 – US History, American Lit, and Physical Science Benchmarks
    • COLLEGE AND CAREER WEEK!
    • 3/31 Women’s Empowerment & History Month Panel [12pm-1pm]
  • Week of 04/05 – 04/11
    • 04/05-04/09 [Spring Break]
  • 04/12-04/16 – Virtual Quarantine Week, All instruction will be virtual that week. 
  • 05/22- Graduation
  • 05/28- Last Day of School


Household Resources


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

The PTA Needs YOU! 

This year, more than ever, Drew teachers and families need our support!

What do the PTA dues and fundraising efforts pay for (especially during the 2020-21 school year)?

  • Teacher Appreciation Gifts 
  • Donations to The Opportunity Fund – which supports Drew families
  • Teacher and Classroom Grants – for projects enhancing student learning
  • Some past examples include:
  • Leveled library with cart to be shared across a single grade level
  • Class set of guitars
  • iPads/Chromebooks for use within a specific classroom
  • Beekeeping materials and bees
  • Drones for a robotics club 
  • Materials and choreography for a choral performance
    • This support for our students, teachers and families would not be possible without your membership!

 Join or renew today!  www.drewcharterschoolpta.com

Other Concerns

 
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Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students: